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Google Earth Won't Let You See These 25 Places

Updated August 10, 2017 2.9m views25 items

Google Earth is a virtual globe, provided by web giant Google, with maps of the entire world. Well... mostly. The map and geographical information program offers satellite imagery, street view, maps, directions, and overhead views of nearly everywhere on earth. This list of 25 places Google Earth won't let you see, features the hot spots that Google has blocked from view of curious internet users and amateur geographers everywhere.

As Google Earth is constantly being updated and is widely known for providing a comprehensive, up close, map of the world. It's also INSANELY popular, so it's especially strange when stuff ISN'T there. What are you hiding from us, Google?

What's under those pixelated areas and whited out sections? Some sites are likely blocked for national security reasons, but others are more suspicious. Here are 25 places you cannot find on Google Earth, no matter how hard you try. Conspiracy theorists, have a field day.
  • Russian Energy Executive Alexey Miller's House

    Well...he's rich, so he can probably have whatever he wants done. Or maybe it's as simple as his need to sunbathe frequently in the nude.
  • Cornell University Power Plant

    This new addition to Cornell University is eco-friendly and very hi-tech, so perhaps the academics just want to keep their erudite secrets under wraps.
  • Minami Torishima Airport, Japan

    This small, one runway airport is not visible and serves the Japanese Maritime Defense Force so perhaps there are military secrets being hidden.
  • Every Colonel Sanders EVERYWHERE

    Photo: JeepersMedia / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    The Colonel is blurred out in all Google Earth images because he's a real person. Perhaps the most rational explanation for any blurred image on this list.